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HOW DATA SAVED MUSIC

Inside Kobalt - the untold secret that Google's betting big on

Skrillex doesn't care If his seven million fans never buy his music. He's cashing in from Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Vevo, Soundcloud, Twitter...

And it's all thanks to this man.

Willard Ahdritz, Founder and CEO, Kobalt Music

A Bay Area startup launched these satellites...

Will Marshall, CEO and cofounder, Planet Labs

...And it's building 148 more

The story of how a DIY team used smartphone and tech and energy bars to take on national governments - and Elon Musk - in monitoring our real-time world. This is Planet Labs.

Johammer J1.200

ENGINEERED FOR RADICAL ROAD TRIPS

From petrol to pedal-powered, WIRED finds the perfect ride to match your terrain

Music to troll by

Holly Herndon taps into politics, the NSA... and your Facebook photos

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In a new series showcasing the tools that create tomorrow's products, WIRED visits an Android factory based in Cornwall

All this and more in the May issue of WIRED, out now

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